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Year 3: Indigo and Lilac

Year 3


This term, our Power of Reading book is ‘There’s a Pharaoh in our bath’ by Jeremy Strong. It is about Tony Lightspeed, who is always bringing home sick and injured animals, so when he turns up with an unconscious man dressed from head to tie in rather stinky bandages, his family aren't too surprised. Then they discover that the man is an ancient Egyptian pharaoh named Sennapod, who has been dead for over 4,000 years. He is then brought back to life by two dastardly grave robbers!


In English, pupils will study prepositions and how they add more clarity to the reader.  Furthermore, pupils will study different prefixes and how they contribute to the meaning of a word. Year 3 will be able to evidence all their prior learning from the Autumn Term as they continue throughout the year, applying these skills, as well as those learnt this term, in their writing.


In maths, pupils will begin to look at fractions.  They will study adding fractions with the same denominator before progressing onto answering word problems involving adding and subtracting fractions. Pupils will also continue to learn their times tables and other arithmetic skills.


In science, pupils will begin to study how humans need specific nutritional foods in order to survive. They will then develop their understanding of the human anatomy by studying the human skeleton and how muscles work in order so we can move.

In history, Year 3 will study the Ancient Egyptians.  Pupils will go on a journey through discovering how this ancient civilisation lived and discover the achievements of the ancient people.  In addition, pupils will use resources to ask questions to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Ancient Egyptians in history.


In DT, pupils will be studying how to be hygienic when cooking.  They will develop their knowledge and understanding of different aspects of cooking, including different recipes and the accurate and safe use of appliances.  Pupils will develop their own recipe for Egyptian flatbread and make this themselves.


In PSHE, pupils will study the different make-ups of families that exist in the world.  They will understand how families can be the people around you, and that we are to be accepting of other people’s families which may be different to our own.


P.E for Year 3 pupils will continue to be on a Monday afternoon so please ensure pupils are in their full school P.E. kit.